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  • The Battle at Elderbush Gulch

    The Battle at Elderbush Gulch

    ★★★

    I found this difficult to review. It's very well made and Griffith does a great job directing the action scenes. However his over-the-top racism is unconscionable. The Indians are portrayed as drunken, baby killing, dog eaters. Ridiculous!

  • Satan at Play

    Satan at Play

    ★★★★

    The devil as an illusionist. Strange and fun. Innovative special effects for the period.

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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★★

    This is my 3rd viewing of Raiders, the last time more than 10 years ago. It remains the greatest adventure film of modern times. Harrison Ford is perfect as Indiana Jones and the rest of the cast are excellent. Spielberg's direction keeps everything flowing; along with iconic music and script. Blah, blah, blah...you all know it's great!!

  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure

    ★★★★½

    A disturbing black comedy about marriage, gender, power, and our perverted view of masculinity. The film is controversial, which is understandable considering the family dynamics and the ambiguous ending. The direction, cinematography, and acting are outstanding. The scene where the four friends talk about the issue in question blew me away!